DONALD Trump, the 45th president of the United States has introduced various Executive orders during his first weeks as president, including confirmation of the US’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
THE 2017 Chinese New Year Holiday will officially fall from January 27 – February 2. It’s also known as the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, and is the biggest Chinese celebration of the year. Leading into the Chinese New Year period we will experience similar effects on shipping as per the Christmas peak season.
THE Director of Biosecurity has suspended imports of the following class of goods for a period of six months effective from 00:00:01 hours (Australian eastern daylight savings time) on 9 January 2017:
Uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat; and
Uncooked prawns and uncooked prawn meat that have been marinated for human consumption.
Seabridge wishes you a festive holiday season and a prosperous new year. We would like to thank you for your support throughout 2016 and are looking forwarding to working together in the new year.
FROM 1 July 2017, GST will be extended to low value goods imported by consumers in Australia. Currently low value goods (goods with a customs value of $1000 or less) are generally not subject to GST when imported directly into Australia by the recipient.
THE monster storm that ripped through Brisbane on Sunday has caused severe damage and delays at the Port as container stacks have fallen over and cars in vehicle storage areas have been damaged from flying debris.
A SECOND survey of imported commercial air cargo will be conducted from 14 November 2016. 300 consignments that would not normally be subject to biosecurity intervention will be inspected.
AS OF 1st of November 2016 the Department has changed billing arrangements for EXDOC generated invoices, i.e. export permits and health certificates. From this date EXDOC invoices have been sent directly to the exporter nominated in the export permit and not the EDI user who has submitted the application on behalf of the exporter.